PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown baseball team will be joining forces with much of the rest of the collegiate baseball community in the fight against childhood cancer by supporting the Vs. Cancer Foundation with a head-shaving event following the doubleheader against Harvard on Saturday, April 20 at Murray Stadium.
Nearly all of the Brown baseball team will have their heads shaved to get bald in solidarity with kids fighting cancer while also raising money and awareness for an important cause. The proceeds will directly benefit the local children's hospital in its research and treatment of childhood cancer at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I.
Fans and supporters of the cause are encouraged to donate through the Vs. Cancer Foundation at vs-cancer.org. To donate directly through Brown baseball, click HERE.
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is committed to helping children fighting cancer as well as raising funds to continue the necessary research and help create a positive outcome for future cancer patients. Half of all proceeds raised from a Vs. Cancer head-shaving event will go to a local childhood cancer hospital and the remaining monies will fund research at a national level.
According to American Cancer Society's Cancer Facts and Figures 2012, childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of kids and over 175,000 children are diagnosed annually worldwide. Since the 1970s, research breakthroughs have caused five-year cancer survival rates to increase from 50 percent to 80 percent.
For more information or to make a donation to Brown's efforts, please click on the links at the top of the page.